What's New in Lightroom Classic 9.2Adobe released Lightroom Classic 9.2 last night. This update contains a new and more versatile way to set Develop defaults for newly imported raw files, several other enhancements, as well as support for new cameras, new lens profiles and bug fixes.

Updates for Lightroom (CC) Desktop, iOS and Android were also released, with new features – see my Cloud-Based Lightroom Desktop and Mobile article for details.

When the November 2019 updates were released, with few enhancements for Lightroom Classic but many for the cloud-based Lightroom, people speculated that this was evidence that Adobe was not devoting significant resources to Lightroom Classic anymore. Now with these February updates, there are many more enhancements to Lightroom Classic than there are to the cloud-based Lightroom – so enough said on this topic for now!

In This Lightroom Classic 9.2 Article:

(The above links to sections below may or may not work depending on what device and system you are using. If they don’t work, scroll down.)

How and When to Update

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If you are updating from Lightroom Classic 9.0 or 9.1:

If you had previously chosen to auto-update, open Lightroom Classic and go to Help>System Info to verify that you are now using 9.2. If not, or if you hadn’t chosen to auto-update, go to Help>Update, and the Creative Cloud app will open. Click on Update next to Lightroom Classic. If the update is not listed in the CC app then go to Help>Check for Updates. If it’s still not there, click on the three dots next to Lightroom Classic, choose Other Versions, and see if 9.2 is listed there. Otherwise if it’s the day of release, then try later.

This update process is covered in my video tutorial below:

If you are updating from Lightroom Classic 8.something or any prior version (Lightroom 6, etc.):

Your operating system must support the update to Classic 9. When updating, Lightroom Classic will upgrade your catalog, you’ll need to get your dock/taskbar icons squared away and clean up old files. I recommend watching my video tutorial below on this:

When to Update:

I don’t have any indication that things won’t go smoothly with this update; that said, it can’t hurt to wait a week to see if others experience issues, unless you need the update urgently. If I hear of serious issues with this release I will post them here in this section – please check here rather than emailing me.

Click here to check for bug reports and to report bugs or issues that you encounter.

New Cameras Now Supported

Lightroom Classic and the entire Lightroom ecosystem now support the following new cameras:

  • Canon EOS-1Dx Mark III
  • HUAWEI Mate 30 Rear Main, Telephoto and Wide Cameras
  • HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Rear Main, Telephoto and Wide Cameras
  • Leica M10 Monochrome
  • LG G8 ThinQ Front, Rear Main and Wide Cameras
  • LG V50s ThinQ Front, Rear Main and Wide Cameras
  • Nikon Coolpix P950
  • Nikon D780
  • OnePlus 7T Front and Rear Main Camera
  • Phase One IQ4 150MP (Preliminary)

Click here for a list of all cameras supported by each version of Lightroom (and Camera Raw).

New Lens Profiles

These new lens profiles are available in Lightroom Classic and throughout the Lightroom ecosystem:

  • Zhongyi Mitakon Speedmaster 35mm f0.95 Mark II
  • Hasselblad XCD 4/45P
  • HUAWEI Mate 30 Front Camera (JPEG only)
  • HUAWEI Mate 30 Rear Main Camera (DNG + JPEG)
  • HUAWEI Mate 30 Rear Telephoto Camera (DNG + JPEG)
  • HUAWEI Mate 30 Rear Wide Camera (DNG + JPEG)
  • HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Front Camera (JPEG only)
  • HUAWEI Mate 30 Rear Main Camera (DNG + JPEG)
  • HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Rear Telephoto Camera (DNG + JPEG)
  • HUAWEI Mate 30 Pro Rear Wide Camera (DNG + JPEG)
  • Voigtlander VM 21mm f/3.5 Color Skopar Aspherical
  • Voigtlander VM 35mm f/2 Ultron Aspherical
  • Voigtlander VM 75mm f/1.5 Nokton Aspherical
  • LG G8 ThinQ Front Camera (DNG+JPEG)
  • LG G8 ThinQ Rear Main Camera (DNG+JPEG)
  • LG G8 ThinQ Rear Wide Camera (DNG+JPEG)
  • LG V50S ThinQ Front Camera (DNG+JPEG)
  • LG V50S ThinQ Rear Main Camera (DNG+JPEG)
  • LG V50S ThinQ Rear Wide Camera
  • OnePlus 7T Front Camera (DNG + JPEG)
  • OnePlus 7T Rear Main Camera (DNG + JPEG)
  • OnePlus 7T Rear Telephoto Camera (JPEG)
  • OnePlus 7T Rear Wide Camera (JPEG)

SIGMA L mount profiles contain vignette correction only, and are not expected to automatically match when selected.

  • SIGMA 14-24mm F2.8 DG DN A019 L Mount
  • SIGMA 14mm F1.8 DG HSM A017 L Mount
  • SIGMA 20mm F1.4 DG HSM A015 L Mount
  • SIGMA 24-70mm F2.8 DG DN A019 L Mount
  • SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM A015 L Mount
  • SIGMA 28mm F1.4 DG HSM A019 L Mount
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.2 DG DN A019 L Mount
  • SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM A012 L Mount
  • SIGMA 40mm F1.4 DG HSM A018 L Mount
  • SIGMA 45mm F2.8 DG DN C019 L Mount
  • SIGMA 50mm F1.4 DG HSM A014 L Mount
  • SIGMA 70mm F2.8 DG MACRO A018 L Mount
  • SIGMA 85mm F1.4 DG HSM A016 L Mount
  • SIGMA 105mm F1.4 DG HSM A018 L Mount
  • SIGMA 135mm F1.8 DG HSM A017 L Mount

Raw Develop Defaults

For quite some time we have been able to change what Develop settings Lightroom Classic applies by default to newly imported raw files. The process to specify new defaults has moved to Preferences and has become more versatile. With this new method you can:

  • Include camera-matching profiles and other in-camera settings in defaults
  • Use presets to specify defaults
  • Vary defaults by camera model, camera serial number, and (with some coding) ISO

Note that with this change, any defaults that you previously set are not carried over – that is, if you import new raw files without specifying those settings using the new process, those settings will not be applied.

Watch my video tutorial below to learn all about setting new raw file defaults, or read the highlights below the video.

Summary:

Defaults are now set in Preferences (Edit>Preferences on PC, Lightroom Classic>Preferences on Mac), on the Presets tab:

How to specify default develop settings for raw files in Lightroom Classic

Master (#1 in the screenshot above) is the overall default. If you choose to also specify defaults for specific camera models (#2-#7), Master will apply to raw files you import from any cameras that you don’t list. If you don’t specify defaults for camera models, then Master applies to all raw files you import.

For Master and/or for camera models, choose from:

  • Adobe Default: the same defaults as before – Adobe Color profile, all sliders zeroed out except Sharpening – Amount 40, Radius 1.0, Detail 25; Color Noise Reduction 25, Detail 50, Smoothness 50).
  • Camera Settings: Lightroom reads from the image metadata what in-camera settings were used that it can, and approximates t